Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs & Trade at the Korea Economic Institute reflects on North Korea's impact on trade and looks at South Korea's economic growth plans with the U.S.» Read More
BEIJING, March 9- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Saturday sanctions were not the "fundamental" way to resolve North Korea- related issues and all sides should exercise calm and restraint. The United Nations this week imposed new sanctions on North Korea following its third nuclear test on Feb. 12.
SEOUL, March 9- North Korea formally rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that demands an end to its nuclear arms programme, signalling it would defy international sanctions and pursue its goal of becoming a full-fledged nuclear weapons state.
*European shares rise further, MSCI world index hits 4-3/ 4 yr high. LONDON, March 8- World shares hit their highest level since June 2008 and the dollar touched a fresh 3-1/ 2- year high against the yen on Friday, ahead of U.S. jobs data expected to point to a continuing pick up in the world's biggest economy.
Evan Feigenbaum, Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State says that proliferation threats from North Korea remain acute given Pyongyang's alliance with rogue states.
SEOUL, March 8- U.S. crude steadied above $91 a barrel on Friday after rising by more than a dollar in the prior session after an unexpected drop in claims for U.S. jobless benefits stoked optimism about the pace of recovery in the world's largest economy and oil user.
SEOUL/ UNITED NATIONS- North Korea threatened the United States on Thursday with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric just before the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions against the reclusive country.
WASHINGTON, March 7- The United States on Thursday froze the assets of three North Korean citizens who have links to Pyongyang's main arms dealer, after the U.N. Security Council voted to tighten financial restrictions on the reclusive country.
CARACAS- Sobbing and shouting, a throng of Hugo Chavez's supporters paraded his coffin through the streets of Caracas on Wednesday in an emotional outpouring that could help his deputy win an election to keep his socialist revolution alive.
TOKYO, March 7- Asian shares mostly fell after two strong days of gains on Thursday, with investors focusing on meetings of the central banks of Britain and the euro zone for signs of more policy stimulus after the Bank of Japan kept policy on hold.
*New North Korea steps modeled after Iran sanctions. UNITED NATIONS, March 6- In response to North Korea's third nuclear test, the U.N. Security Council is set to tighten financial restrictions on North Korea and crack down on Pyongyang's attempts to ship and receive banned cargo in violation of existing sanctions.
UNITED NATIONS, March 6- The U.N. Security Council is set to blacklist two North Korean enterprises and three individuals working for North Korean entities involved in arms trade and Pyongyang's missile program, according to a draft resolution.
SEOUL/ UNITED NATIONS- South Korea's military said it will strike back at North Korea and target its top leadership if Pyongyang launches a threatened attack in response to what it says are "hostile" drills between U.S. and South Korean forces.
Joseph Detrani, President at Intelligence and National Security Alliance explains why North Korea needs to be very concerned about how China is reacting to their provocations.
WASHINGTON, March 5- The United States should revive a crackdown on drug trafficking, counterfeiting and other illicit business by North Korea that was succeeding before it was dropped to facilitate a nuclear deal with Pyongyang, architects of that policy said on Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS, March 5- The United States and China reached a deal that "significantly expands" U.N. sanctions on North Korea for its third nuclear test, eliciting a renewed threat by Pyongyang on Tuesday to scrap an armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
UNITED NATIONS- The United States and China reached a deal that "significantly expands" U.N. sanctions on North Korea for its third nuclear test, eliciting a renewed threat by Pyongyang on Tuesday to scrap an armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
UNITED NATIONS- The United States and China have struck a tentative deal on a draft U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution that would punish North Korea for its third nuclear test, which it conducted last month, U.N. diplomats said on Monday.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is back from a controversial trip to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters where he met with leader Kim Jong Un. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Heritage Foundation senior fellow Peter Brookes, offers insight; and the "Kudlow Report" crew weighs in.
South Korea's new president Park Geun-hye urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions, and to stop wasting its scarce resources on arms development, less than two weeks after the country carried out its third nuclear test.
South Korea's new president faces not only a hostile North Korea that seeks nuclear weapons but now new pressure on its exporters and growth prospects from neighboring Japan's yen devaluation.